Nephrology

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The Pediatric Nephrology Residency and Fellowship program trains eligible candidates for a career in either clinical or research-oriented pediatric nephrology. If a clinical track is chosen the usual training period is two years. Three years is preferable for a career in research.

The Pediatric Nephrology program is based at the Children’s Hospital of Eastern Ontario (CHEO) and the residency/fellowship is run through the University of Ottawa. It is fully accredited by the Royal College of Physicians and Surgeons of Canada. It includes a mandatory rotation at the Hospital for Sick Children (University of Toronto) for a month of transplant service.

The Division of Nephrology provides comprehensive care to children up to18 years of age with all types of kidney diseases through 2,500 outpatient visits and 1,000 inpatient visits per year at CHEO. Comprehensive nephrology care is offered to children from the CHEO catchment area which includes Eastern Ontario, Western Quebec, Nunavut and parts of Northern Ontario.

The division provides a full range of renal replacement therapy with the exception of kidney transplantation surgery which is offered at institutions in Toronto and Montreal. We provide follow-up care for post-kidney transplantation children in our clinics.

Stipends and benefits for fellows are in accordance with the resident's level of seniority and correspond to the schedule paid according to guidelines set by the Professional Association of Residents of Ontario (PARO). There is also support available for attendance at educational meetings and for presentation of research.

We consistently have international fellows within our program with support provided by their governments.

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